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Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Let it snow
This image brings back long-ago childhood memories for me.
It's funny how the addition of little details like the Chinese lantern add so much magic to rural Nutwood. I suppose this was the last vestige of 18th century 'Chinoiserie'.
Then there was that Chinese magician who lived nearby, with the daughter who I always fancied when I was a kid. 'Tingaling', was it? Something stereotypically Chinoise anyway.
On warm Winter days like this, when bees are flying around and the nettles are coming back into bloom with the daffodils, I always think of the time when the mad Nutwood science boffin created a machine which turned the Seasons upside down.
Let it snow is what I think, but dare not hope for.